Commercial Analyst
Petro Staff International
Doha, Qatar
22h ago
source :
  • Commercial Analysts spend much oftheir time closely analyzing sales figures for product lines. Theyreview records from previous years and quarters and compare them tocurrent figures, looking for patterns or discrepancies.
  • Forexample, they look to see if a product sells better at a certaintime of year, or maybe sales are falling drastically in aparticular city.

  • When the Commercial Analystfinds profit margins that are lower than they should be, they workout ways to improve sales.
  • Commercial Analysts use detailedeconomic and mathematical models to predict the outcomes of changesin the business model to sales.

    They might try and see if a lowerprice will lead to more sales, or if a refined supply chain willlower company costs.

  • Once the CommercialAnalyst has identified changes to policy or strategy, they compiletheir data and findings into reports and presentations that willhelp executives understand the findings and make better businessdecisions.
  • Often, this involves creating graphs, charts and othervisualizations.

  • To fully understand thebusiness environment, Commercial Analysts must carefully scrutinizethe performance of competitors and the product market.
  • This willprovide them with a better picture of the business environment, andhelp them understand the reasons behind the success or failure of aparticular product or marketing strategy, or the potentials for afuture strategy.

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